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Message 1278750 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 9:22:05 UTC

Hello there,

It's been a while since I have done any kind of SETI@Home work and I thought today I would get back into some SETI crunching. I now have a heap of workunits allocated to me with a status of "In Progress". However the download of these workunits never actually initiated on my end.

Now when I try to trigger a request BOINC behaves as if I already have the workunits and will not request again. I am using Windows 7 and have updated to the latest BOINC 7.0.28 & also used the reset project option to no avail. Is there anything that can actually be done about this or will the workunits ultimately just time out & be resent to others?

Cheers -- Tom :-)
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Message 1278757 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 9:29:12 UTC - in response to Message 1278750.

Seti has resend lost work on, so if this work isn't on your system the Seti server will send it to you again at a scheduler contact. So that won't be it.

No, I suspect that you just think the work isn't on your system, as BOINC doesn't show it, right? When you go into BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Tasks tab, you only have a couple of running/waiting to run tasks? If so, then click the "Show all tasks" button.

This button shows the option you have, not the status that it's in. So when you see "Show all tasks", it's in the "Show active tasks" mode. Then only those running, waiting to run and suspended are showing. The waiting to start, downloading, uploading and those ready to report will not be showing as they aren't active tasks.
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Message 1278762 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 9:48:15 UTC - in response to Message 1278757.

Seti has resend lost work on, so if this work isn't on your system the Seti server will send it to you again at a scheduler contact. So that won't be it.

No, I suspect that you just think the work isn't on your system, as BOINC doesn't show it, right? When you go into BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Tasks tab, you only have a couple of running/waiting to run tasks? If so, then click the "Show all tasks" button.

This button shows the option you have, not the status that it's in. So when you see "Show all tasks", it's in the "Show active tasks" mode. Then only those running, waiting to run and suspended are showing. The waiting to start, downloading, uploading and those ready to report will not be showing as they aren't active tasks.


I had another peek and it turns out I've had "Show All Tasks" on the whole time. I was actually hoping that I hadn't and that this would be all I needed to enable. Not the case however.
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Message 1278897 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 15:57:12 UTC

What are your work queue settings?
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Message 1279110 - Posted: 2 Sep 2012, 5:18:30 UTC

It's all good now. The resend lost work kicked in and I now have the workunits, Cheers :-)
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